MSI Scholarships

Important Information for Applicants

  • First-Time Visitor?  You must have a Medical Alumni username and password to use the "apply online" feature on our website.  Create your login here through the "New User Registration" form.  It may take 1-2 business days for your request to be processed.  Please note: We are currently experiencing longer than usual delays in processing new login account requests. If you do not already have a Medical Alumni login established, you may apply for scholarships using our fillable PDF form. If you have any questions or difficulties with the form, or questions about scholarship requirements, please contact edgertoe@upstate.edu.

  • Essays & Statements:  Please be sure your name is on the top OF ALL ESSAYS.

  • About Class Rank: If you would like to learn your current class ranking, please contact Jennifer Martin Tse, Registrar at registrar@upstate.edu for this confidential information. (Be sure to include your class year with your request.) However, please note that, for the purposes of final eligibility consideration for merit-based scholarships, your ranking will be based on your grades as of the following dates:
    MS1: May 29, 2020
    MS2: March 27, 2020
    MS3: June 24, 2020
    For questions about class rankings and scholarship eligibility, contact edgertoe@upstate.edu.

  • Questions? Visit our Scholarship FAQ page or contact us at 315-464-4361 or medalum@upstate.edu for assistance.

 

Academic & Financial Need Scholarships

The Class of 1977 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,500
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Cameron R. Bosinski, Class of 2021

The John R., MD '84 and Deborah L. Ayres Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria:  MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students should be willing to help support the Medical Alumni Foundation with a similar scholarship when they are financially secure.
Materials: List of activities
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Cameron R. Bosinski, Class of 2021

The Douglas (Ed Ben-Edison) Cox, MD '63 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,600
Criteria:  MS I. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Maham Ahmed, Class of 2023

Sanders/Kilkelly Scholarship

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Amount: $4,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to applicants with a self-described/identified disability.
Materials: CV and an Essay: "Describe your reason(s) for choosing a career in Medicine and what you have done to affirm this choice."
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Hannah G. Smith, Class of 2022

Schein Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Apeksha Ashok Kumar, Class of 2023

Frederick W. Sloan, MD ’74 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,100
Criteria: MS I. Students in the top 50% of their class.
Materials: CV and an Essay: "Submit a biographical sketch describing your career goals, academic and intellectual interests".
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Robert She, Class of 2023

The Williams Family Scholarship

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Amount: $3,000 (2 awards)
Criteria: MS I, MS II or MS III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. First preference will be given to  veterans. The winner of this scholarship should intend to give back in the future to an Upstate Medical University scholarship fund when they are in a position to do so.
Materials: CV.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Julia B. Norton and Mallory A. Rowley

Leadership & Volunteerism Scholarships

Student Citizen Awards

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Amount: $1,000 – 1 award per class
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who have distinguished themselves as leaders and volunteers in the life of the Upstate campus and the greater Syracuse area.
Materials: CV and an Essay: Select (1) activity or experience and write a brief essay describing how your involvement has had an impact on your life. Also illustrate how you feel this activity will influence you as a practicing physician during your career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Eunice E. Choe, Class of 2023; Joshua Mathew, Class of 2022; Marina A. Seidel, Class of 2021

The Friendship Scholarship in Honor of Ernest Found, MD '80, in Memory of his wife, Ellyn Slocum Found, and his daughter, Caroline Slocum Found

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,900
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who have demonstrated a passion for outreach, civic involvement, and/or humanitarian work.
Materials: CV and an Essay: Select (1) activity/sport or experience describing how your involvement has had an impact on your life. Also illustrate how you feel this activity will influence you as a practicing physician during your career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Marina A. Seidel, Class of 2021

Medical Alumni Foundation Founders Scholarship

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Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class who have exhibited leadership qualities while in medical school and have potential for further involvement with Upstate Medical University upon graduation. Child of an alumnus is a plus, but not mandatory. 
Materials: CV and a personal statement describing how your leadership qualities have had a positive impact at the College of Medicine and how you plan on remaining engaged with your alma mater after graduation.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Garrett W. Esper, Class of 2022

Joseph J. Gadbaw, MD 12/43 and Ann Gadbaw Scholarship

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Donor Bio
Amount: $1,500
Criteria: MS I, II or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who demonstrate excellence in leadership.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Justin N. Durland, Class of 2021

E. Gregory Keating, PhD Memorial Scholarship

**Students need not apply.
Dr. E. Gregory Keating's Bio
Amount: $600
Criteria: Established to honor the memory of Dr. Keating who was dean of Student Affairs, this award is presented to a student from any of the four Upstate colleges who exemplifies the character and leadership of Dr. Keating. See bio for additional information.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Gavin Ajami, Class of 2022

Location Based Scholarships

Edward F. Higgins, MD '78 Scholarship

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Amount: $3,600
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need. Students must be from or currently residing in Cortland County, NY.
Materials: Submit a personal statement on why you chose a career in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Joseph Settineri, Class of 2024

Ralph Stevens, MD '81 Madison-Oneida County Scholarship
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Amount: $1,000 
Criteria: Incoming, MS I, MSII, or MSIII College of Medicine students, who have lived or studied in Madison or Oneida County. Preference is given to students intending a career in primary care, and intending to practice in CNY.
Materials: 1) CV.  2) Submit a few short paragraphs about your connections to Central NY, and your career plans for residency and after.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Thomas R. Bieganowski, Adam J. Cole, Danielle M. LaPaglia, Jacqueline J. Maier, Diane E. Mathews, Alec G. Miller, Julia K. Raleigh, Mallory A. Rowley, Alison D. Stedman

Marc A. Subik, MD '79 Family Scholarship

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Amount: $1,800
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who were born and raised, or who spent significant time in the following counties in the Adirondack region of NY: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren.
Materials: CV and a short paragraph (no longer than 150 words) outlining your career goals.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Benjamin L. Fuller, Class of 2021

Specialty & Focused Scholarships

Theresa Baltera Memorial Scholarship

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Amount: $1,400
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics.
Materials: CV and an Essay: explaining your motivation for pursuing the specialty of Hematology, Oncology, or Orthopedics and expand on your career goals.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Amanda N. Balch, Class of 2021

The Sharon A. Brangman, MD '81 Award/Scholarship in Geriatrics

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Amount: $2,500
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Geriatrics.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Eunice E. Choe, Class of 2023

Susan E. and Welton M. Gersony, MD '58 Endowed Scholarship

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Amount: $1,000
Criteria: MS I or II. Students with financial need who have a strong interest in pursuing a specialty in Pediatrics.
Materials: CV and an essay describing how you envision your future in medicine.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Marissa L. Rice, Class of 2022

Frances A. Harmatuk, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $2,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 25% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Geriatrics.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Xiancheng Wu, Class of 2021

Martha S. Kincaid, MD '73 Scholarship

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Amount: $6,000
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Primary Care.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Hannah M. Connolly

James L. McGraw, MD ’41 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 33% of their class with financial need who are interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology.
Materials: CV
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Nathan J. Arboleda, Class of 2021

Other Scholarships

Grant Hobika, MD ’52 Scholarship

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Amount: $400
Criteria: MS I or II. Students in the top 50% of their class who actively combine creative arts, such as music, drama, painting, drawing, photography, etc., with the practice of medicine.
Materials: 1) Submit a short essay describing how your pursuit of the creative arts has linked to your career in medicine. 2) Submit examples of your artistry.
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Kelly Gao, Class of 2023

Kasten Aker Family Scholarship

**Students need not apply.
Amount: $1,300
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students in the top 50% of their class with outstanding qualities. 
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Garrett W. Esper, Class of 2022

Esther and Monroe Richman, MD ’55 Scholarship

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Amount: $1,200
Criteria: MS I, II, or III. Students who are married and have child/children, or single parents with financial need.
Materials: None
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Sarah E. Myers, Class of 2021

Sarah Loguen Fraser, MD, Class of 1876 Scholarship

Please contact edgertoe@upstate.edu for information on how to apply or how to nominate a student for this scholarship.
Sarah Loguen Fraser Bio
Amount: $6,400
Criteria: MS I or II. Students with financial need who hold similar ideals to Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser - must have a genuine desire to provide service to the medically under-served. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership qualities and willingness to give of themselves through volunteer work or other efforts that make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Materials: CV, Personal statement
Congratulations to 2020 Recipient: Samantha K. Williams, Class of 2023